From time to time, I've posted here videos Pete Seeger. For fans of the legendary folk singer, and for the curious, this video is a real treat. It's a full 47-minute concert he gave in Sweden in 1968.
Video of Pete Seeger at that time is pretty rare, because he and earlier the group he had performed with, The Weavers, had been blacklisted. Though the members of the group had successful careers separately, Seeger was the only one who continued with a solo singing career. It wasn't until the Smothers Brothers invited to appear on their CBS television show in 1967, the year before this concert, that that TV blacklist was broken on a national level. (He'd made some local appearances, I believe.)
He continued on with a vibrant career, performing into his 90s, including a moving performance of "This Land is Your Land" at the first presidential inauguration of Barack Obama in 2008, at the age of 89.
For those of you who don't speak English very well, but just Swedish, you'll be happy to follow along with the Swedish lyrics superimposed across the screen...
Robert J. Elisberg is a political commentator, screenwriter, novelist, tech writer and also some other things that I just tend to keep forgetting.
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